Well hey, it’s finally starting to feel like spring! The longer, warmer days mean we’re all spending more time outside—and less time in the kitchen. These 20-minute dinners are exactly what you need this time of year. Made with lots of vegetables (and a few shortcuts to help you get dinner on the table faster!), these meals are light, fresh, and completely perfect for eating al fresco on a warm spring evening.
Asparagus season is here! And this light spring dinner is a fantastic way to use it. Leave out the Parmesan cheese garnish and it’s suitable for paleo diets.
Warm Bay Scallop Salad with Zucchini and Asparagus from Pineapple and Coconut
You can use frozen peas in this simple pasta salad, but if you’re lucky, you’ll score some fresh ones at the farmers market this spring. (PS – Make this and leftovers are awesome for work lunches.)
Pea Pesto Pasta Salad from Kitchen Treaty
Store-bought naan, jarred pesto, and pre-washed Spinach Arugula Mix save you time in the kitchen without sacrificing taste.
Flatbread Salad Pizza with Pesto, Shaved Asparagus, Mushrooms and Feta from Vanilla and Bean
Top a bed of spiralized veggie slaw with marinated teriyaki chicken for a dinner that’s delicious, healthy, and simple to make.
Teriyaki Chicken with Carrot and Cabbage Slaw from Hello Glow
Use 100% buckwheat soba and this crowd-pleasing Asian-inspired dinner is vegan and gluten-free.
Cilantro Peanut Soba Noodles from Connoisseurus Veg